is in Holloway Prison! He is arrested after being approached
one evening by a young girl, only to end up in a room with
a murdered woman and accused of the crime. Inspector Potter
is keen to prove himself with a high profile case and grimly
determined to find Watson guilty. The dead woman was well
connected and her nephew is even keener to see her killer
hang, so it is up to Holmes and Lestrade to uncover the truth
before it is too late…
Conan Doyle certainly never thought of this! I applaud anybody
who can take the characters and come up with something fresh
and new, and this is certainly all of that. The author gets
Watson’s narrator style pretty close and there is a
nightmarish and chilling feel to the tale. To us and his friends
Watson seems the last person to commit murder, yet anybody
who has brought criminals to justice will have enemies, and
the story shows how easy it is for anybody to fall from favor.
This is a well paced tale of corruption, street gangs, old
scores and a race against the clock to prove Watson not guilty
that had me turning the pages rapidly to see the outcome.
Exciting and inventive, this is a good example of what can
be done by putting a different spin on the familiar.
Haunting of Torre Abbey
At Sorrow's Crown